Industry to convene for Dubai Airshow 2021


Dubai Airshow 2021 is set to open on 14-18 November 2021 at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai Airshow Site, UAE, reconnecting the aviation, aerospace, space and defence industries.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum – president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group – emphasised the importance of Dubai Airshow 2021 during a press conference held in Dubai earlier in November.

“Based on the number of new participant countries and exhibitors added this year, Dubai Airshow 2021 is set to be bigger and better than the 2019 event,” he said. “The event will showcase the critical role that aviation, aerospace, space and defence continue to play at a global level. By welcoming international leaders and experts from across the globe, we are paving the way for new partnerships that will drive recovery and future growth. Dubai Airshow this year will be futuristic, modern, forward-looking and creative. It will showcase the future of mobility, space exploration and defence as well as AI, digital transformation and more. We are excited to welcome industry friends, colleagues and newcomers from across the planet to Dubai.”

“Dubai Airshow 2021 is a testament to the UAE and Dubai’s response to the pandemic, a pragmatic response that focused on protecting the health and wellbeing of the people as a top priority while minimising the impact of the crisis on the nation’s economy,” H.H. Sheikh Ahmed added. “We are once again hosting important in-person events and returning to business normality thanks to the success of our approach and readiness.”

This year, Dubai Airshow will have a major focus on new technologies where exhibitors will be showcasing the latest solutions. The new conference stage, Tech Xplore, will highlight emerging technologies. There will be new conferences focusing on trending aerospace topics including advanced aerial mobility, sustainability, and space, air traffic and cargo. The role of start-ups and entrepreneurs within the sector will also be centre-stage, with the new East-West startup hub Vista. Through new activations and competitions, Dubai Airshow is aiming to encourage bright minds to bring new ideas and creativity to the industry.

Dubai Airshow will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence. The global aerospace event will be held with the support of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports, the UAE Ministry of Defence and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, and organised by Tarsus Middle East.

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